Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Summer Smooches

Decor Stencil #125626 $7.95


 Now you can get your Summer Smooches in April with this special limited-time offer. Purchase brand-new coordinating products from the 2012-2013 catalog's Summer Smooches suite months before the catalog debuts!  However this awesome stencil will not be available after April 30th!  I knew you'd want to see it right away...so here it is!

You get two pieces, a negative & positive.


Although original designed for your walls, I knew I wanted it for cards and scrapbooking.  Here's the card I created...


Here's what I used...
Stamp Set: Creative Elements #122645 (w) $32.95
#122612 (c) $24.95
Card Stoke: Calypso Coral #122925 (24) $6.95
Pear Pizzazz #119795 (24) $6.95
Very Vanilla (40) $8.50
Ink Pads:  Calypso Coral #  $5.95
Pear Pizzazz #119784 $5.95
So Saffron #105213  $5.95
Baja Breeze #111833  $5.95
Accessories:  Sponge Daubers #102892 (12) $10.95
Stamping Sponges #101610 (3) $3.50
Punches:  Lg. Oval #119855 $15.95
Scallop Oval #119856 $16.95
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border #119275 $16.95

Here's how I did it....
I started by sponging So Saffron ink & Pear Pizzazz ink to color the negative spaces.
Then I stamped the flower image from Creative Elements through the stencil using Calypso Coral ink.  I didn't worry, or expect, to get the full flower image...just a bit of it is a enough.

Then uncovered my work, and recovered it with the flower part of the stencil.  Then, using a Sponge Dauber, I colored around the flower designs with the Baja Breeze ink.  Once I was done I removed the stencil, adhered it to the Old Olive card stock, added to the Calypso Coral card base, and then added the punched ribbon & sentiments.


There are many other items available during the Summer Smooches Promotion.  Remember it runs for the month of April Only!!


Come back tomorrow to see more samples from these great products!